The Reading / Listening - Women's March - Level 6

New figures reveal that as many as 500,000 people attended the Women's March on Washington on January 21st. There has been debate over the size of the crowds because there were no turnstiles or ticket sales. However, high-tech analysis from the company Digital Design and Imaging Service provides a "solid estimate" of there being 440,000 marchers, with a possibility of half a million. It was the biggest demonstration in the USA since the Vietnam War protests in the 1960s. The New York Times reported that the Women's March was three times the size of President Donald Trump's inauguration, which they said had 160,000 attendees. Five million people participated in women's marches around the world.



The Women's March was a global protest aimed at highlighting and protecting women's rights. The marchers also focused on immigration, healthcare, the environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, and workers' rights. The marches were held the day after the inauguration of President Trump. Event organisers said they wanted to, "send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights". They added: "We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Women's March - Level 4  or  Women's March - Level 5

Sources
  • http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/27/14364270/analysis-womens-march-washington-dc-half-million-people
  • https://www.womensmarch.com/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Women's_March


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Warm-ups

1. EQUALITY: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about equality. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       figures / debate / ticket sales / analysis / estimate / demonstration / Vietnam / size /
       global / protest / healthcare / freedom / equality / religion / women's rights / peace

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. EQUALITY: Students A strongly believe women will achieve equality in the next 50 years; Students B strongly believe women will never achieve equality.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. WOMEN'S RIGHTS: What inequalities are there for women regarding the tings below? Why do they exist? How can we change this?  Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Inequalities

Why they exist

How to change

Education

 

 

 

Workplace / Jobs

 

 

 

Leadership

 

 

 

Marriage

 

 

 

Daily life

 

 

 

Violence

 

 

 

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5. MARCH: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "march". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. ISSUES: Rank these with your partner. Put the most important issues at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • LGBTQ rights
  • racial equality
  • freedom of religion
  • workers' rights
  • women's rights
  • immigration reform
  • healthcare reform
  • the environment

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. New figures show that over half a million were at the Women's March.     T / F
  2. There were record sales of tickets for the Women's March.     T / F
  3. President Trump's inauguration saw bigger crowds than the Women's March.  T / F
  4. Around five million people attended women's marches worldwide.     T / F
  5. Marchers at the Women's March only focused on women's rights.     T / F
  6. The Women's March was the day after Donald Trump became President.  T / F
  7. Women's March organisers wanted to send a message to President Trump.  T / F
  8. Women's March organisers said there is no peace without justice.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. reveal
  2. debate
  3. estimate
  4. demonstration
  5. participated
  6. highlighting
  7. held
  8. administration
  9. rest
  10. parity
  1. government
  2. protest
  3. took part
  4. conducted
  5. discussion
  6. equality
  7. slow down
  8. show
  9. focusing on
  10. approximation

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. figures reveal that as many as 500,000 people
  2. There has been debate over the size
  3. a "solid estimate" of there
  4. the Women's March was three times
  5. President Donald Trump's
  6. freedom of
  7. send a
  8. on their first day
  9. parity and equity at all
  10. there is no true peace
  1. the size
  2. in office
  3. inauguration
  4. levels of leadership
  5. being 440,000 marchers
  6. attended
  7. without justice
  8. bold message
  9. of the crowds
  10. religion

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
analysis
inauguration
size
ticket
participated
reveal
protests
possibility

New figures (1) ____________ that as many as 500,000 people attended the Women's March on Washington on January 21st. There has been debate over the (2) ____________ of the crowds because there were no turnstiles or (3) ____________ sales. However, high-tech (4) ____________ from the company Digital Design and Imaging Service provides a "solid estimate" of there being 440,000 marchers, with a (5) ____________ of half a million. It was the biggest demonstration in the USA since the Vietnam War (6) ____________ in the 1960s. The New York Times reported that the Women's March was three times the size of President Donald Trump's (7) ____________, which they said had 160,000 attendees. Five million people (8) ____________ in women's marches around the world.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
immigration
parity
bold
peacefully
aimed
true
freedom
office

The Women's March was a global protest (9) ____________ at highlighting and protecting women's rights. The marchers also focused on (10) ____________, healthcare, the environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, (11) ____________ of religion, and workers' rights. The marches were held the day after the inauguration of President Trump. Event organisers said they wanted to, "send a (12) ____________ message to our new administration on their first day in (13) ____________, and to the world that women's rights are human rights". They added: "We will not rest until women have (14) ____________ and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work (15) ____________ while recognizing there is no (16) ____________ peace without justice and equity for all."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  New figures reveal that as many as 500,000 people ______ Women's March
     a.  attend it the
     b.  attending the
     c.  attending a
     d.  attended the

2)  There has been debate over ______ crowds
     a.  the sizes of the
     b.  the seized of the
     c.  the size of the
     d.  the seize of the

3)  Digital Design and Imaging Service provides a "solid estimate" of ______ 440,000
     a.  there being
     b.  there been
     c.  there be in
     d.  there bean

4)  the biggest demonstration in the USA since the Vietnam War ______ 1960s
     a.  protests on the
     b.  protests at the
     c.  protests in the
     d.  protests to the

5)  The New York Times reported that the Women's March was three ______
     a.  timings the size
     b.  timers the size
     c.  times the size
     d.  timed the size

6)  The Women's March was a global protest aimed at highlighting and ______ rights
     a.  protesting women's
     b.  protruding women's
     c.  protracting women's
     d.  protecting women's

7)  LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, and ______
     a.  workers' right
     b.  workers' rights
     c.  workers' lights
     d.  workers' light

8)  The marches were held the day after ______
     a.  the incarceration
     b.  the incineration
     c.  the inauguration
     d.  the incantation

9)  send a bold message to our new administration on their ______
     a.  first day in official
     b.  first day in office
     c.  first day in offices
     d.  first day in officer

10)  there is no true peace without justice and ______
     a.  equity for all
     b.  equity four all
     c.  equity far all
     d.  equity for real

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

New figures reveal (1) ___________________ 500,000 people attended the Women's March on Washington on January 21st. There has been debate over (2) ___________________ crowds because there were no turnstiles or ticket sales. However, (3) ___________________ from the company Digital Design and Imaging Service provides (4) ___________________ of there being 440,000 marchers, with a possibility of half a million. It was the biggest demonstration in the USA since the Vietnam War (5) ___________________ 1960s. The New York Times reported that the Women's March was three (6) ___________________ President Donald Trump's inauguration, which they said had 160,000 attendees. Five million people participated in women's marches around the world.

The Women's March was (7) ___________________ aimed at highlighting and protecting women's rights. The marchers also focused on immigration, healthcare, the environment, LGBTQ rights, (8) ___________________, freedom of religion, (9) ___________________. The marches were held the day after the inauguration of President Trump. Event organisers said they wanted to, "send a bold (10) ___________________ new administration on their first day in office, and (11) ___________________ women's rights are human rights". They added: "We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there (12) ___________________ without justice and equity for all."

Comprehension questions

  1. What revealed that up to 500,000 people attended the Women's March?
  2. What did the article say there had been debate over the size of?
  3. What was the biggest protest in the USA before the Women's March?
  4. How many people attended President Trump's inauguration?
  5. How many people attended women's marches around the world?
  6. What did the Women's March focus on protecting?
  7. What kind of freedom did marchers focus on?
  8. What kind of message did organisers want to send President Trump?
  9. What will the women not do until they have parity and equity?
  10. What did the women say did not exist without justice and equity?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What revealed that up to 500,000 people attended the Women's March?
a) a White House leak
b) a newspaper
c) new figures
d) a camera

2) What did the article say there had been debate over the size of?
a) crowds ate the Women's March
b) the White House
c) Donald Trump's staff
d) media coverage

3) What was the biggest protest in the USA before the Women's March?
a) civil rights
b) the Iraq War
c) Watergate
d) the Vietnam Way

4) How many people attended President Trump's inauguration?
a) 16,000,000
b) 160,000
c) 16,000
d) 1,600,000

5) How many people attended women's marches around the world?
a) 500,000
b) 15,000,000
c) 5,000,000
d) 50,000,000

6) What did the Women's March focus on protecting?
a) media freedom
b) women's rights
c) the right to march
d) Washington

7) What kind of freedom did marchers focus on?
a) freedom of thought
b) media freedom
c) freedom of movement
d) freedom of religion

8) What kind of message did organisers want to send President Trump?
a) a long one
b) a bold one
c) an angry one
d) a conciliatory one

9) What will the women not do until they have parity and equity?
a) rest
b) march
c) campaign
d) talk

10) What did the women say did not exist without justice and equity?
a) equality
b) marching
c) government
d) true peace

Role play

Role A — Women's Rights

You think women's rights is the biggest issue that needs resolving. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their issues aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the last of these to be resolved (and why): the environment, immigration reform or freedom of religion.

Role B — The Environment

You think the environment is the biggest issue that needs resolving. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their issues aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the last of these to be resolved (and why): women's rights, immigration reform or freedom of religion.

Role C — Immigration Reform

You think immigration reform is the biggest issue that needs resolving. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their issues aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the last of these to be resolved (and why): the environment, women's rights or freedom of religion.

Role D — Freedom of Religion

You think freedom of religion is the biggest issue that needs resolving. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their issues aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the last of these to be resolved (and why): the environment, immigration reform or women's rights.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'women'

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  • and 'march'.

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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • aimed
    • also
    • after
    • first
    • rest
    • true
    • figures
    • over
    • solid
    • 1960s
    • three
    • five




    Student survey

    Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

    (Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

    Discussion - Half a million at Washington D.C. Women's March

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the word 'march'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you think of the numbers of people marching?
    5. Why did it become the biggest global protest in history?
    6. What things would get you into the streets on a march?
    7. What message did the march send to world leaders?
    8. How much attention to world leaders pay to marches?
    9. Why was the march bigger than President Trump's inauguration?
    10. Why was there so much debate in the news about crowd size?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'women'?
    3. What do you know about the Women's March?
    4. What were the marchers protesting against?
    5. How far do women have to go to get equality?
    6. What are the biggest equality issues for women in your country?
    7. What will President Trump do to advance women's rights?
    8. What is next for the organisers of the march?
    9. What advice do you have for the Women's March organisers?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the march organisers?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    New figures (1) ____ that as many as 500,000 people attended the Women's March on Washington on January 21st. There has been debate (2) ____ the size of the crowds because there were no turnstiles or ticket sales. However, high-tech (3) ____ from the company Digital Design and Imaging Service provides a "solid estimate" of there (4) ____ 440,000 marchers, with a possibility of half a million. It was the biggest demonstration in the USA since the Vietnam War protests (5) ____ the 1960s. The New York Times reported that the Women's March was three times (6) ____ size of President Donald Trump's inauguration, which they said had 160,000 attendees. Five million people participated in women's marches around the world.

    The Women's March was a global protest aimed (7) ____ highlighting and protecting women's rights. The marchers also focused on immigration, healthcare, the environment, LGBTQ rights, (8) ____ equality, freedom of religion, and workers' rights. The marches were (9) ____ the day after the inauguration of President Trump. Event organisers said they wanted to, "send a (10) ____ message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights". They added: "We will not rest until women have (11) ____ and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while (12) ____ there is no true peace without justice and equity for all."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     reveal     (b)     revel     (c)     regale     (d)     revolt    
    2. (a)     under     (b)     through     (c)     over     (d)     above    
    3. (a)     analyse     (b)     dialysis     (c)     analysis     (d)     chrysalis    
    4. (a)     was     (b)     be     (c)     been     (d)     being    
    5. (a)     at     (b)     of     (c)     in     (d)     by    
    6. (a)     bigger     (b)     the     (c)     more     (d)     a    
    7. (a)     to     (b)     at     (c)     on     (d)     by    
    8. (a)     racism     (b)     racial     (c)     racist     (d)     racially    
    9. (a)     been     (b)     given     (c)     held     (d)     walked    
    10. (a)     bald     (b)     boiled     (c)     belied     (d)     bold    
    11. (a)     party     (b)     purity     (c)     paltry     (d)     parity    
    12. (a)     recognized     (b)     recognition     (c)     recognize     (d)     recognizing

    Spelling

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    Put the text back together

      )     The Women's March was a global protest aimed at highlighting and protecting women's rights. The marchers also focused

    (    )     160,000 attendees. Five million people participated in women's marches around the world.

    (    )     on immigration, healthcare, the environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of

    (    )     January 21st. There has been debate over the size of the crowds because there were no turnstiles or ticket

    (    )     sales. However, high-tech analysis from the company Digital Design and Imaging Service provides a "solid

    (    )     organisers said they wanted to, "send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in

    (    )     religion, and workers' rights. The marches were held the day after the inauguration of President Trump. Event

    (    )     recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all."

    (    )     demonstration in the USA since the Vietnam War protests in the 1960s. The New York Times reported

    (    )     that the Women's March was three times the size of President Donald Trump's inauguration, which they said had

    (    )     office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights". They added: "We will not rest until

    (    )     women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while

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    (    )     estimate" of there being 440,000 marchers, with a possibility of half a million. It was the biggest

    Put the words in the right order

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    8. new   our   to   message   bold   a   Send   administration   .
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    10. true   peace   without   justice   and   equity   for   all   There   is   no   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    The Women's March was a globe / global protest aimed at highlighting and protecting women's rights. The marchers also focused in / on immigration, healthcare, the environment, LGBTQ rights, racial / racism equality, freedom of religion, and workers' rights. The marches were holding / held the day after the inauguration of President Trump. Event organisers said they wanted to, "send a bald / bold message to our new administration on that / their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights". They added: "We will not rest / wrest until women have parity / purity and equity at all levels of leadership on / in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true / truth peace without justice and equity for all."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    new figures reveal that as many as 500000 people attended the women's march on washington on january 21st there has been debate over the size of the crowds because there were no turnstiles or ticket sales however high-tech analysis from the company digital design and imaging service provides a "solid estimate" of there being 440000 marchers with a possibility of half a million it was the biggest demonstration in the usa since the vietnam war protests in the 1960s the new york times reported that the women's march was three times the size of president donald trump's inauguration which they said had 160000 attendees five million people participated in women's marches around the world

    the women's march was a global protest aimed at highlighting and protecting women's rights the marchers also focused on immigration healthcare the environment lgbtq rights racial equality freedom of religion and workers' rights the marches were held the day after the inauguration of president trump event organisers said they wanted to "send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office and to the world that women's rights are human rights" they added "we will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society we work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    ent,LGBTQrights,racialequality,freedomofreligion,andworkers'right
    s.ThemarcheswereheldthedayaftertheinaugurationofPresidentTru
    mp.Eventorganiserssaidtheywantedto,"sendaboldmessagetoourne
    wadministrationontheirfirstdayinoffice,andtotheworldthatwomen's
    rightsarehumanrights".Theyadded:"Wewillnotrestuntilwomenhave
    parityandequityatalllevelsofleadershipinsociety.Weworkpeacefully
    whilerecognizingthereisnotruepeacewithoutjusticeandequityforall."

    Free writing

    Write about Women's March for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Marching is the best way to bring about change. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about the Women's March. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. PROTESTS: Make a poster about protests around the world. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. WOMEN'S MARCH: Write a magazine article about the Women's March and what it will change. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against marches.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on the Women's March. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on what else to do to achieve equality for women. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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